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In my research, I found that "Pio" means, "An arch and to conquer."
Pio is a cognate of Pius, a name used by at least 12 Popes.
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Padre Pio, a popular priest in the Catholic Church. (http://www.padrepiodevotions.org/) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pio_of_Pietrelcina)
Gov. Pio de Jesus Pico - governor of San Diego, CA in 1945 (under Mexican rule at the time). He was of mixed descent - Mexican, African, Indian and Italian. Pio Pico State Park in Whittier, CA is named after the former governor. (http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/pico/picopio.htm)
Anthony Pio Costa, a well-known businessman in New Jersey, left his legacy behind through his business, "Pio Costa Enterprises" (http://www.piocosta.com/), now led by Athony Pio Costa III.
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I found a Czech band called, the Pio Squad (http://www.myspace.com/piosquad). A greek museum is named, The Museo Pio-Clementino (http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/C-Clementino.html).